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Willy Garcia was thiiiiis close to a little league homer

Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 8: Willy Garcia #61 of the Chicago White Sox is tagged out at home plate by catcher Derek Norris #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays as he attempts to score off of the throwing error by center fielder Kevin Kiermaier off of his double during the third inning of a game on June 8, 2017 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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There was a great play in the top of the third inning of yesterday’s White Sox-Rays game. Well, it wasn’t “great,” necessarily. It was kind of ugly. But it was all kinds of fun.

Willy Garcia of the White Sox was at the plate and hit one to the gap in right off of the Rays’ Jake Odorizzi. It was a sure-thing double, and Garcia did indeed slide into second base safely.

The throw in to the infield was offline, however, allowing Garcia to scamper to third. Then the throw to THIRD was offline too, sailing past the bag.


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Welp, that was almost a great little league homer. Peter Bourjos wasn’t havin’ it, though. And Garcia did all that running for nothing. Alas.

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